Our Middle School programme prepares students for the transition into Senior School by providing them with a holistic approach to learning that stimulates and challenges them.
The SCOTS PGC Middle School for Years 5 to 7, has its own precinct at the Oxenham Street campus complete with a new state-of-the-art library and undercover two court play area. Students can learn and grow with colleagues of their own age whilst still being able to access the larger school community.
The Middle School offers sensitive pastoral care, an emphasis on relationship building and communication, and ‘firm but fair’ discipline. Specialist middle-years teachers provide a secure, caring and often demanding academic programme that caters for students from a variety of backgrounds. Overall, a holistic, student-centred style of learning enables the physical, intellectual, spiritual and emotional development of each student.
The Middle School’s academic programme is founded on the National Curriculum standards and emphasises the development of literacy and numeracy skills. At the same time creativity, objectivity, resourcefulness, initiative and resilience are explored. Students also participate in religious education, human relationships education, music, art, dance and drama. IT understanding and usage underpins all we do as we aim to equip students for the future. Our students are encouraged to engage in a wide range of texts, materials, technologies and learning experiences.
The Middle School sports programme focuses on skill development and participation, conducted in an atmosphere of good sportsmanship and fair play. Other co-curricular activities include the Pipe Band (chanter, bag pipes and drums); private Music lessons in a variety of instruments; Choir; Debating; Sheep Club; and Equestrian.